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Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

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See a unique part of New York City and learn about US history and modern industry on this guided tour of Brooklyn Navy Yard, located on the borough’s historic waterfront. Gain unique insight into New York’s interesting naval legacy as you witness the yard’s dramatic transformation from the Revolutionary War to today. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through one of the country's former leading naval shipbuilding facilities, and explain how it has become a major hub for New York City's design, technology, and manufacturing sectors. This is a great tour for history buffs and people interested in innovation, the working waterfront, and the manufacturing economy!
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1 Carlton Ave
1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USAUse 1 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 as your destination address in GPS. This is the address of the building across the street from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92. **IMPORTANT** DO NOT use the Brooklyn Navy Yard's address (63 Flushing Av), as it will take you to the wrong place.
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    Brooklyn Navy Yard BLDG 92
    Stop: 20 minutes -
    Begin your tour at the Brooklyn Navy Yard's Visitor and Exhibition Center, where you'll learn about the naval history of the site and its transformation into a center of technology, manufacturing, and design today
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You'll end at
1 Carlton Ave
1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USAUse 1 Carlton Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 as your destination address in GPS. This is the address of the building across the street from the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92. **IMPORTANT** DO NOT use the Brooklyn Navy Yard's address (63 Flushing Av), as it will take you to the wrong place.
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Departure Point
1 Carlton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205, USA
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 2-hour tour
  • Driver and bus to transport us from place to place across the massive site
  • Knowledgeable and engaging guide
  • 4-5 stops to visit historically significant sites
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • While infants under 2 years of age do not require tickets, they must be tied to the body (via a wrapping cloth, Baby Bjorn, etc.) of the accompanying adult while on the bus to ensure the child’s safety
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pets are welcome
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is wheelchair-accessible, however the bus has limited capacity for wheelchair users. If a wheelchair-accessible space on the bus is needed, please provide this information with your booking and you will receive a confirmation for a wheelchair-accessible spot on the bus or alternate accommodations if no spot is available. Please provide as much advance notice as possible to ensure accommodations.
  • Assistive listening devices are available for guests and may be requested on the day of the tour.
  • The Brooklyn Navy Yard can be reached by bus, on foot, by bicycle, and via the NYC public ferry system. The NYC ferries and city buses are accessible to people who use wheelchairs. Take the Astoria line ferry from East 34th Street or Pier 11/Wall Street in Manhattan to the Brooklyn Navy Yard ferry stop. Please plan your trip to the Yard in advance to ensure an early arrival. Additional directions provided with your confirmation.
  • The tour will start at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center at Building 92, which includes a coffee shop, small gift shop, and three floors of exhibits that are free and open to the public. The exhibitions are open from 12-6pm, Wednesday-Sunday.
  • Most travellers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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mjb55insf wrote a review Oct 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a custom tour of the Navy Yard. Andrew has an encyclopedic knowledge and could answer expert way all of our questions. He makes the tour very interesting without overwhelming you with information. Get us into many places you could not go as an individual. He is able to
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Date of experience: October 2019
lauracU4502VC wrote a review Sep 2019
2 contributions
fascinating perspective into this incredibly huge and iconic space with a rich and storied history. Learned so much, saw even more, and truly appreciated Andrew's depth of knowledge and willingness to answer every question!
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Date of experience: September 2019
BaydeNoc wrote a review Sep 2019
157 contributions48 helpful votes
Much of the Navy Yard Tour is driving and walking around buildings that contained many small businesses. Didn't go in any, but probably wouldn't have seen much anyway. Their highlight was all the funding and effort going into developing small businesses, which could have been
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Cindy V, Owner at Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour
Responded 11 Sep 2019
We are concerned and dismayed by your review, and are sorry to learn that the experience of visiting the Brooklyn Navy Yard did not match your expectations. Our small, dedicated team works very hard to deliver informative, fulfilling, and engaging experiences of this historic and dynamic industrial facility, and we obviously don't want anyone to leave feeling disappointed. If you are willing, we would be sincerely grateful to have a conversation with you so that we can better understand what it was you were hoping for and how your visit to the site did not match up with your expectations so that we can better communicate with visitors about what they can expect to see and experience moving forward. As our Brooklyn Navy Yard Past, Present, and Future Tour is meant to be an introduction to and overview of the 300-acre industrial facility, we strive to cover most of the site's geography while visiting some of its most significant sites, all with the end goal of giving visitors a deeper sense of place and community - both about its important military history and its contemporary context. Through visiting a ship repair facility, piers and other waterfront sites, and buildings both old and new, we seek to bring the history of the Yard to life through the built environment, oral histories, photographs, and stories of historically significant events, while also highlighting stories that illuminate how the Yard today has become a center of New York City's manufacturing sector and industrial workforce. As I'm sure you can appreciate, this can be a challenging balance to strike, which is why we try to assess interests and make the tour interactive so that we can adapt accordingly and respond to questions and engage specific interests or stories that people might have or want to share throughout the experience. As for the facility itself, we would be interested in learning more about your expectations prior to visiting. Indeed, most of the former sub-assembly shops have been restored or renovated and are home to 450+ manufacturing and creative businesses, while the piers, dry docks, and other waterfront infrastructure at the Yard play an important role in the functioning of the port and are still important maritime assets for the region, including the largest ship repair facility in New York Harbor, the NYC Ferry home port, a major marine division of the Fire Department of New York, and businesses that bring in dry cargo from Canada. Needless to say, we are concerned about your feedback and if you'd be willing to speak with us directly, we would be grateful to learn more about your expectations and discuss your experience so we can avoid having other visitors feel this way in the future.
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Bobnic wrote a review Jul 2019
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Very much enjoyed the Past, Present and Future tour of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. A lot of history was covered for this location dating back to the Revolutionary war. Our guide Doug was very knowledge and enthusiastic and happy to encourage our questions. The views of the
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Date of experience: July 2019
Ben wrote a review Jul 2019
1 contribution
Andrew was excellent - he had SUCH a good understanding of the details, trends and stories behind Brooklyn Navy Yard that the 2 hour tour during a hot day when by in a flash, and we left wanting more. Highly recommended.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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